Wed Feb 19 6 PM PEBC discusses Social Statics (Parts 3 & 4)

Herbert Spencer, by John Bagnold Burgess (died 1897)
Herbert Spencer, by John Bagnold Burgess (died 1897)

The Political Economy Book Club discusses Parts 3 & 4 of “Social
Statics” by Herbert Spencer (1851 edition). Economist Murray Rothbard
called Social Statics “the greatest single work of libertarian political philosophy ever written.” Spencer argued that the state was not an “essential” institution and that it would “decay” as voluntary market organization would replace the coercive aspects of the state.

The book may be freely downloaded from here.

Meetings of the Political Economy Book Club are free and open to the public.  Wednesday February 19 at 6 PM at 30 E Adams St. #1207. For further information or to let us know you’re coming, email PEBC coordinator Bob Matter or call 312 450 2906.